In January 2019, COUNTER released its fifth Code of Practice (COUNTER 5) which “focuses on improving the clarity, consistency, and comparability of usage reporting."
As a result, we have spent the last few months working towards becoming COUNTER 5 compliant and would like to share with you an update on our progress:
We plan to release our first COUNTER 5 reports in March, and will notify you as soon as these are available
Access to the newly released COUNTER5 reports will be available via the Springer Nature Librarian Portal
The data available for these first reports will be starting from January 2019
All COUNTER 4 reports will continue to be accessible, and will be available at least until the end of 2020.
Over the next few weeks we will also be providing updated customer resources, such as the Springer Nature Librarian Portal FAQ document, usage reporting web page, and more. In the interim, for more details on the COUNTER Code of Practice release 5, visit the COUNTER website: projectcounter.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact customer service.
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